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Sarah Saltzer named SCCS Managing Director

The Stanford Center for Carbon Storage is happy to announce that Sarah Saltzer is joining us as the new Managing Director.

As much as 65 million metric tons of carbon dioxide flow into oil recovery projects each year to help drive crude and profits from aging wells. But most of the CO2 comes from natural reservoirs – not refineries, power plants or other sources contributing to climate change. (Image credit: Shutterstock)

Cash, carbon, crude: Stanford study highlights a path and price to coax emissions back into oil reservoirs

A new analysis looks at what it would take for oil companies to start pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into their wells to boost crude production – and what it would mean for the climate.

Research scientist Tae Wook Kim, left, and professor Tony Kovscek check the status of an experiment in the CT scanner. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

New techniques for removing carbon from the atmosphere

Developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases.

Harrison Lisabeth receives 2017 AGU MRP Graduate Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Harrison Lisabeth on receiving the 2017 AGU MRP Graduate Research Award!  During his Ph.D. research, Harry carried out innovative experiments and obtained results that have important implications in geological CO2 sequestration. This award recognizes Harry for the outstanding contributions achieved. Some of the results from this study can be found in a new publication in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Arun Majumdar and Sally Benson: Transforming the carbon economy

Transforming the carbon economy: U.S. Energy Dept. task force recommends research

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Mark Zoback receives AGI public service award

Stanford Earth's Mark Zoback received this year's Outstanding contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences award from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). 

Sally Benson talks energy systems analysis at MIT

Sally Benson believes that energy adaptations will need to take place as the world begins its long-term transition to a decarbonized energy system, and cost consideration would be the deciding factor in determining which kinds of low-carbon technology to develop.  

Kate Maher receives James B. Macelwane Medal

The American Geophysical Union (AGU), the largest academic association of Earth scientists in the world, awarded Kate Maher with the James B. Macelwane Medal in recognition of her work in the field of environmental geochemistry.

Tony Kovscek receives Uren Award

The Society of Petroleum Engineers President (Helge Hove Haldorsen) will present the Lester C. Uren Award to Tony Kovscek on Tuesday evening, 29 September 2015.